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BY HENRY CABOT LODGE

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CERTAIN ACCEPTED HEROES, and Oth-

er Essays in Literature and Politics. (Con-
temporary Essayists.) Post Svo, Cloth, $1 50.

Contents: -- As to Certain Accepted Heroes: The Last
Plantagenet: Shakespeare's Americanisms : Chatterton :
Dr. Holmes: A Liberal Education: The Home of the
Cabots: English Elections : Our Foreign Policy.

Senator Lodge is a clear and forcible writer... He
makes his points in a manner which prevents any misun-
derstanding, and then enforces them in temperate but
unmistakable language. There is not a single paper in
the collection that will not repay reading. ---- Brooklyn
Eagle.

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ENG-
LISH COLONIES IN AMERICA. Map.
8vo, Half Leather, $300.

The life. the thought the manners and habits of the
people were the subjects that the author investigated and
has well described. The volume may be commended as
a scholarly production. --C. K. ADAMS,

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NEW YORK AND LONDON
HARPER & BROTHERS, Publishers

Copyright, 1899, by HARPER & BROTHERS.

All rights reserved.

PREFACE

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THE war of the United States with Spain was very brief. Its results were many, startling, and of worldwide meaning. Hence its importance. The history of this war, in the broadest and truest sense of the word, cannot be written for many years, because until years have passed it will be impossible to get all the necessary material, or to secure the perspective and proportion which distance alone can give.

It is not too soon, however, to write the brief chronicle of the time, or to give, in connected and colierent narration, a history which, like Browning's poem, shall tell “ How it strikes a contemporary.”

This story of the war of the United States with Spain is based on the official reports of the military and naval operations, everything accessible having been carefully examined. The official reports have been supplemented by an examination, so far as possible, of all the accounts of eye-witnesses which had either interest or authority, and which have appeared in such abundance. The political portions of the story, and the account of events in Washington, have been written from a somewhat close personal knowledge of all that happened at the capital during the war period.

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I desire to thank Adjutant-General Corbin and General Schwan for the courtesy and readiness with which they aided me in getting access to the army reports and to statistics very difficult to obtain. I am very much indebted to my friend Secretary Long, and to Mr. Allen, the Assistant-Secretary of the Navy, for the kindness with which they have helped me in all that related to naval affairs. I also owe an especial debt of gratitude to Captain Crowninshield, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, for the unfailing patience with which he answered my many inquiries, and for the help which he was always ready to give me in the kindest and most generous manner.

H. C. LODGE. Washington, 1899.

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I. THE UNSETTLED QUESTION . . . . . . . . . .

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II. THE COMING OF WAR . . . . . . . . . .

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VII. SANTIAGO-THE SEA FIGHT . . . . . . . . . . 134

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VIII. THE SURRENDER OF SANTIAGO . . . . . . . . . 153

IX. THE CAMPAIGN IN PUERTO RICO .. 168

X. THE BLOCKADE OF MANILA AND THE CAPTURE OF GUAM 191

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XI. HOW PEACE CAME . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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APPENDIX A-RESOLUTIONS OF CONGRESS DEMANDING

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WITHDRAWAL OF SPAIN FROM CUBA . . . . . . 237 APPENDIX B-PROCLAMATION OF THE PRESIDENT. . 240

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APPENDIX C--PEACE PROTOCOL OF AUGUST 12, 1898,

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AND CORRESPONDENCE . . . . . . . . . . , 275 APPENDIX D-THE TREATY OF PEACE . . . . . 267

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